CVE-2011-1163

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2011-03-15
IAVA:
2012-A-0020
Bugzilla:
688021: CVE-2011-1163 kernel: fs/partitions: Corrupted OSF partition table infoleak

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The osf_partition function in fs/partitions/osf.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38 does not properly handle an invalid number of partitions, which might allow local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel heap memory via vectors related to partition-table parsing.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1163 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0833.html, https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0542.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0500.html. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is now in Production 3 of the maintenance life-cycle, https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/, therefore the fix for
this issue is not currently planned to be included in the future updates.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.0) (kernel) RHSA-2011:0883 2011-06-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0833 2011-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0542 2011-05-19
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:0500 2011-05-10

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Timo Warns for reporting this issue.
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